‘If you’re not online, do you even exist?” asks Leigh Gauthier, director of careers for full-time MBA students at the Rotman School of Management. The rhetorical question helps shape the way she guides students branding and positioning themselves for successful job searches at the end of their studies.
Catherine Awad, senior advisor for MBA career management at the Desautels Faculty of Management, agrees that social media are a crucial part of the job-search process for students and new graduates.
For six days each spring, a group of 25 senior-level, female business executives put their demanding roles on hold and sequester themselves at an offsite venue for six days to discuss management trends, develop leadership skills and, most importantly, network.
The BCom Mentoring Program connects undergraduate students in their U2 and U3 years at the Desautels Faculty of Management to Mentors in industry who are themselves McGill Alumni (BCom 2003-2008).
The Program provides students with a connection to the real world of Management to gain insight into their chosen field, to develop their professional skill set and networking abilities and to reach their career goals.
Located in the Soutar Career Centre, Career Services at the Desautels Faculty of Management is dedicated to helping students develop their career management skills and explore career paths that enable them to ultimately achieve their career goals. Innovative programs, workshops and speaker series coupled with an integrated learning approach prepare our students and give them the skills to make an impact in their careers throughout their lifetime.
Career Services in the Soutar Career Centre assists BCom students to plan their career goals by helping them discover and prepare for opportunities that align with the individual career paths that the students would like to explore.
Career Services offers many different resources to students that enable them to do research on different industries, careers; to learn how to market themselves; and to complete a self-assessment.
Some of the Career Resources offered include:
A calendar of events and workshops is available to students on myFuture. Please check the site regularly to view and sign-up for events and sessions.
Are you ready?
Successful career preparation begins as early as your first year as a BCom student. Start developing your networking skills and meeting new people through clubs, associations, volunteer work and you will no doubt uncover many great jobs.
On-Campus Recruitment (OCR)
Each year, over 100 firms come on campus to recruit students for specific career opportunities. These opportunities can be for summer or permanent employment after graduation.
You can take advantage of On-Campus Recruitment by coming to the annual career fair, company information sessions, and other on-campus events.
Please sign-in to myFuture for a full list of details and to view the calendar.